A great set and add to your library
You are a lucky guy - first to get one good copy and second for this very low price.Just got this amazing book. It is full of drawings, diagrams, history, and color plates... all hardbound with a sleeve... smells like it came from a museum.
Best of all, I got it for only $17 USD... if you can believe that!!! Will be a great help to my prototype research for decorations. Thanks @DonRobinson
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also a very good planset and monograph - and a very good overview in your video GREAT -> maybe you could add your video in the planset review here in SOS? This wood be very good
Indeed a very good book. And now available as more affordable Kindle editionJust received a new beautiful book, for which I was searching longer - in the meantime rare and unfortunately expensive copy
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Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age
(Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series)
by A. J. Hoving (Author)
In 1671, Dutch diplomat and scientist Nicolaes Witsen published a book that served, among other things, as an encyclopedia for the “shell-first” method of ship construction. In the centuries since, Witsen’s rather convoluted text has also become a valuable source for insights into historical shipbuilding methods and philosophies during the “Golden Age” of Dutch maritime trade. However, as André Wegener Sleeswyk’s foreword notes, Witsen’s work is difficult to access not only for its seventeenth-century Dutch language but also for the vagaries of its author’s presentation.
Fortunately for scholars and students of nautical archaeology and shipbuilding, this important but chaotic work has now been reorganized and elucidated by A. J. Hoving and translated into English by Alan Lemmers. In Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age, Hoving, master model builder for the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, sorts out the steps in Witsen’s method for building a seventeenth-century pinas by following them and building a model of the vessel. Experimenting with techniques and materials, conducting research in other publications of the time, and rewriting as needed to clarify and correct some vital omissions in the sequence, Hoving makes Witsen’s work easier to use and understand.
Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age is an indispensable guide to Witsen’s work and the world of his topic: the almost forgotten basics of a craftsmanship that has been credited with the flourishing of the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century.
To view a sample of Ab Hoving’s ship model drawings, please visit: http://nautarch.tamu.edu/shiplab/AbHoving.htm
A detailed book review will come sooner or later ......
- Gebundene Ausgabe: 310 Seiten
- Verlag: Texas A&M University Press; Auflage: New (15. April 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1603442863
- ISBN-13: 978-1603442862
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,8 x 2,5 x 28,2 cm
I finally received the second Volume with title
History of English Sea Ordnance: The Age of the System, 1715-1815 v. 2 (Englisch)
by Adrian B. Caruana (Author)
published by Jean Boudriot Publications (1. September 1997)
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I am happy that I closed now one gap in my library.....
Yes, you are right - these two books are very rare offered, and therefore expensive. Maybe once they will be re-edited by ancre, the successor of Jean Boudriot Publications.Congratz Uwek, this sounds to be an exhaustive printing on English ordnance, and I have both volumes in my watching list. These are not cheap books, may I know how much did you pay for them?